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Official visits not as obvious as they seem

Will Jackson even visit?

The process by which high school and junior college prospects make official visits to colleges is a two-way street that is also affected by NCAA limits. Obviously, the prospect must have an interest in the college and the college an interest in the prospect. Then there is the matter of working in the visit at a time that is suitable to both.

Sometimes a football prospect is also a basketball player or track-man who will have a weekend conflict (as happened last weekend when Tide recruit Mario Lane had to reschedule his official visit to Alabama). Or the prospect may have a teammate who is being offered a visit to one school with the prospect but not to another. As in the case of Alabama this year, there could be a coaching change that...

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